Thursday, October 31, 2013

If Only All News Anchors Were Like This!

News is only useful in the context of humanity.
William S. Paley and David Sarnoff

We will be the champion of FACTS, and the Mortal Enemy of innuendo, hyperbole, speculation, and nonsense.

Nothing is more important to Democracy than an informed electorate.

- The Media Elite

Monday, October 28, 2013

New Media Startup: Adversarial Journalism (will that work?)

Glenn Greenwald: The New York Times ‘helped to kill journalism as a potent force for checking power’ (via Raw Story )
Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald appeared Monday on Democracy Now to discuss his latest project, a new media startup funded by billionaire philanthropist Pierre Omidyar. Greenwald said the new media outfit would practice “adversarial journalism”…

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Reveal A New Radio Show from The Center for Investigative Reporting

Great new show called: 'The Reveal'
Public radio’s first investigative reporting series hits airwaves this weekend with the premiere of “Reveal.”This pilot is The Center for Investigative Reporting’s first foray into producing our own radio show, an effort made in collaboration with our partners at the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) – the digital and distribution powerhouse behind “The Moth Radio Hour,” “State of the Re:Union” and “WTF with Marc Maron.”
To learn more about the project, visit Follow the show on Twitter at @Reveal and on Facebook at
“Reveal” is a first-of-its-kind radio show that brings listeners deep into current investigations and captures the drama and high stakes of the reporting process. The show will break investigations from CIR and other news organizations from across the country and around the world. Impact will be a significant theme that will play into future episodes, as the broadcast reports to the audience what happened – or did not happen – as a result of the investigations.
See the review from the Columbia Journalism Review